Celtic vs RB Leipzig Prediction & Match Preview

Celtic vs RB Leipzig
Europe – UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 8th November 2018
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Celtic Park, Glasgow.

Group B of the Europa League witnesses Scottish club Celtic hosting RB Leipzig from the Bundesliga at the Celtic Park.

Celtic is the third team in the group after three match-days are over. They have lost two of their matches and has just one win so far. That one win came against the worst team in the group, Rosenborg. Courtesy their solitary win, Celtic has registered just three points on the table. They have scored two goals in the tournament so far while conceding five.

Leipzig has displayed the quality of the league they play, throughout their matches in the Europa League. They lost just one match, against the best side in the group. Rest of the two matches have been wins, and thus the side has posted a respectable six points on the table.

Celtic displayed a feat of footballing superiority last weekend, putting Hearts to shame with a 5-0 scoreline. Three first-half goals and two second-half goals completed the embarrassment for the poor away side.

Leipzig too will be impressed by their performance after defeating Hertha Berlin on the road to a 0-3 scoreline. The guests were just too much to handle for the team from the capital. The backline of Leipzig completely shut down any attempts on goal with authority.

Celtic vs RB Leipzig Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Both teams have only one game to list under head-to-head matches, and it ended in a win for Leipzig, the scoreline being 2-0.
  • Celtic has lost two of their last seven matches.
  • Leipzig is currently on a ten-match unbeaten streak and has lost just one of their last 15 matches.
  • Leipzig is unbeaten in their last five matches on the road has lost one of their last 13 away matches.

Celtic vs RB Leipzig Prediction

The difference in quality between the German Bundesliga and Scottish Premiership is once more going to be put on display as these two teams lock horns in this European competition. The one and only match between Leipzig and Celtic ended in a win for the German side.

Celtic has been on good form in their league matches but has been absolutely below average level in Europe. So far they have just registered a win against the weakest and worst team in the group, while completely hiding away against quality oppositions.

Leipzig has impressed both at home and on the road recently. Overall, they are on a ten-match unbeaten streak and on the road, they are on a five-match unbeaten run.

Expect Leipzig to win this match easily, and expect them to dominate both halves.

Celtic vs RB Leipzig Betting Tips

  • RB Leipzig to win @ 1.91 (10/11)
  • Half Time/ Full Time: RB Leipzig/ RB Leipzig @ 3.10 (21/10).